LibriVox recording of Rain, by W. Somerset Maugham. Read by Bellona Times.
One of Maugham's most famous short stories, Rain unfolds in a soggy tropical paradise marred by self-righteous hypocrites trying to force their moral beliefs on a girl who basically just wants to have fun. At a running time of approximately 1 3/4 hours, it is too long for inclusion in a Short Story collection.(Summary by Bellona Times)
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November 30, 2009 Subject:
Great story, good recording
A great, disturbing story. I was quickly drawn in by the reading. The American-sounding male reader does caricaturish versions of some characters' voices, but not to excess -- in my opinion it's very effective.